This new video from Funny or Die takes on the WTA crackdown on women tennis players who grunt -- a move that many tennis followers have declared sexist. The video takes those sexism charges and pokes light fun at them while not letting the WTA off the hook, with actors saying things like "Grunting saved my marriage," "Grunting relieves my painful menstrual cramps," and "My sister wasn't allowed to grunt, and she died." Watch the video after the jump.
"Listen to Phyllis Diller comment on her first-ever television appearance on You Bet Your Life, with Groucho Marx," reads the description for the following video, produced by PBS. Diller of course passed away on August 20 at the age of 95. She's remembered for being a pioneer amongst women comedians, and will be dearly missed.
A new YouTube video from Peter Moses, Frank Cappello, and Michael Ciulla is a trailer for the mock HBO show "Boys," an obvious parody of the Lena Dunham hit. The video skewers Dunham's previous work ("Large Utensils"), the nepotism many critics have pointed to in Girls ("Written and directed by Wolf Blitzer's son Bear Blitzer"), and the characters' narcissism and laziness. Watch the full video after the jump.
A new song created by Liza Paul and Bahia Watson features fictional recording artist Lil Maxi with the song "I Flow Heavy." (It's about exactly what you think!) Some of the lyrics: I got cramps (cramps) / in my pants (pants) / whatchu know about that? / nuthin / cuz you're a man / and so you still make me go to work / and do all of that. Classy! Watch the video after the jump.
The latest video from YouTubers AVbyte is a musical spoof on the much discussed, controversial book 50 Shades of Grey. The song touches on many of the popular reactions to the bestseller. "In my boring life as a plain housewife, I can dream of being sexually abused," goes one line. Another actress sings, "50 Shades of Grey, no way! Every page I read makes my eyeballs bleed. Someone please explain how this makes sense!" Watch the whole video after the jump.
A new video from the comedians at Second City pokes fun at the viral "lip-dub proposal" video that's been going around the internet in recent weeks. In the parody video, a woman takes her husband out for what's supposed to be a romantic dinner. Instead, she surprises him with a lip-dub proposal of her own -- a proposal of divorce. And an elaborate one at that! Watch the entire video after the jump.
A new video from Comediva and The Blush examines the all too familiar these days phenomenon of "pinsanity" -- when the Pinterest obsession goes too far. In the video, a woman lets her love for the social media network seep too far into her daily life. She starts ripping clothes off strangers so she can "pin" them non-virtually on a board at her house. Have you ever gotten the urge to "pin" something in real life? Watch the whole video after the jump.
A new video from the comedians from Second City sends a message to Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman, one of the Republicans who recently voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act: "Good luck getting laid!" Comedians Rebecca Sage Allen, Molly Erdman, and Megan Grano sing a song for the legislator and then provide his address, phone number, and email address so others can contact them and share their frustrations. Watch the video after the jump.
Thirty-one-year-old Isaac Lamb proposed to his girlfriend, 33-year-old Amy Frankel, in an unusual way: he gathered together 60 friends to participate in a flash mob-style dance and lip-dub routine set to the song "Marry You" by Bruno Mars. (She said yes!) The video of the proposal has since gone viral, reaching millions of viewers and landing Lamb and Frankel on the news. Congratulations, you crazy kids! Watch the video after the jump.
A new video from comedian Kate Lambert and director Bobby Richards pokes fun at uteruses (uteri?) that are "abandoned" and unused due to women's use of contraceptives. "But now, through Sponsor a Uterus, you tell them that they don't have to feel alone anymore -- that someone will watch over and protect them from the women who hold them captive." Watch the entire video after the jump.
It starts with a familiar date scene -- a young man monologuing on his accomplishments hoping to woo his companion. But then the date -- Nikki Muller -- raps back at him. She is the Princeton Bitch. Muller is a comedian and actor in LA, and she really did go to Princeton. She shares buff arms and an alma mater with Michelle Obama. She raps about life after graduating from two Ivies (Harvard for Theater): "Yeah, you know they always told me that knowledge was power / So how come I can't make more than $14 an hour?"
For her senior thesis project at Tyler School of Art, Allison Kerek created an animation set to a recording from Tina Fey's "Bossypants," in which Fey reads her poem, "A Mother's Prayer for its Daughter." "May she be beautiful but not damaged," the poem goes, continuing, "When the crystal meth is offered, may she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half and stick with beer....Lead her away from acting but not all the way to finance." Watch all of Kerek's video, and Fey's poem, after the jump.